Inflammatory markers and cardiovascular health in older adults.

  title={Inflammatory markers and cardiovascular health in older adults.},
  author={Stephen B. Kritchevsky and Matteo Cesari and Marco Pahor},
  journal={Cardiovascular research},
  volume={66 2},
In the past decade inflammatory markers have emerged as strong independent risk indicators for cardiovascular disease. Even though adults over the age of 65 experience a high proportion of such events, most epidemiologic data are from middle-aged populations. In this review we examine the role that inflammatory markers play in the prediction of incident cardiovascular disease specifically in older adults. In studies of adults < 65 years, IL-6, TNFalpha and IL-10 levels have been shown to… CONTINUE READING
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